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Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

EN­SURE you do the ba­sics first. With any ren­o­va­tion project, it pays to start with the es­sen­tials, such as rewiring, re­plac­ing the cen­tral heat­ing sys­tem, re­pair­ing the roof and ad­dress­ing any damp and struc­tural prob­lems.

Do­ing things in the wrong or­der, or try­ing to cut cor­ners, can soon cost you time and money, es­pe­cially if you have to redo what you’ve al­ready done.

If you re­plas­ter the walls with­out solv­ing a damp prob­lem, for ex­am­ple, the damp will sim­ply come through the new plas­ter. This will have to be hacked off so a wa­ter­proof ren­der can be ap­plied be­fore re­plas­ter­ing again.

by painting the ceil­ing be­cause the paint can splat­ter walls and the floor, and work down from there, with the floor last.

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